Surface Laptop Go's first firmware update improves its fingerprint reader

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Surface Laptop Go Surface Logo (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Laptop Go recently received its first firmware update.
  • The update improves Windows Hello performance through the laptop's fingerprint reader.
  • The update also brings several stability improvements.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go recently received its first firmware update. The update started rolling out at the end of last week and includes several stability improvements. It also improves the fingerprint reader performance of the laptop with Windows Hello.

The Surface Laptop Go is a more budget-friendly Surface device. In his Surface Laptop Go review, our executive editor Daniel Rubino called it a "perfect couch companion — or an ideal notebook for the classroom." It isn't the most powerful laptop around, but its Intel Core i5 processor is zippy enough for productivity, work, and studying.

Here's everything that's new for the Surface Laptop Go, as found on its update history page (opens in new tab):

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Windows Update History NameUpdate
ELAN Finger Print - Biometric - 3.15.12011.10134Improves Windows Hello Fingerprint reader performance.
Surface - System - 2.27.137.0Facilitates power and thermal related data analysis.
Surface – Firmware – 4.1.6.0Improves touch stability.
Surface – Firmware – 8.12.140.0Improves system stability.

Microsoft points out that Surface updates are released in stages, so when updates are announced, you might see them right away. You may need to check "View option updates" in Windows Update to see the latest update.

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2 Comments
  • I'd really like to see a fingerprint reader built into the side bezel of the surface pro.
  • I love my Surface Laptop Go. I just wish that the keyboard had backlighting. Other than that it's the perfect on the go productivity machine.